2006 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2006 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

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    2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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    Dependable And Reliable — Great truck very reliable only con I wish she was better on gas...she's great in the winter and year round ..if you have a family or you just love trucks this is a perfect vehicle for you...she's very dependable

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very reliable and great in the snow

    Cons: Not so good gas mileage

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    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD Review
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    Love It! — love the car, great for the family lots of power great for towing our quads and seadoo's, smooth riding even over dirt roads, love the rear air and heat plus the sun roof.. roof rack makes for easy storage. plus the keyless entry is a plus.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: leather, power, 3rd row seating, great for towing

    Cons: gas gets alittle costly

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    2006 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD Review
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    Black Beauty — Overall an excellent choice for a 4WD vehicle. Good size, not too big or too small. V-8 engine has plenty of power and the 4WD system works very easily. Comfortable vehicle for long trips on the highway. No bounce or jitter of some 4WD vehicles. I believe the independent rear suspension really benefits the overall ride and handling of this vehicle.

    Pros: Smooth highway ride, very comfortable seats, both front and rear.  4WD is a big plus, and snow/mud/rain don't stop it!  Handling is very good for a 4WD vehicle.

    Cons: As with any 4WD, gas mileage is not great, but to be expected.  20 MPH on the highway is pretty good, but in straight in town driving, only get 10-12 MPG.

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    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 Review
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    A Luxury Family Suv. — If I was in the market to purchase a family size SUV again, the Exployer XLT would be the car. This is from a person who has owned an Expedition and the smaller Exployer. The XLT is the car for my family.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great family car for transporting grands and friends to and from basketball games. It accommodates eight adults comfortably. Leather seats adds to the overall luxury of the car.

    Cons: The V-6 engine's gas mileage in town wasn't the best, however, on the highway it was very good.

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    2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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    Great Winter Vehicle — I love everything about this vehicle except the gas mileage. It handles great in bad weather, is roomy enough for my family of 5, and I think the mid-size SUV is perfect. Easier to fit into tight places than the Expedition, yet you still sit up high in traffic, and you can haul more than the Escape.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Sharp looking and great features.  Driven through 3 blizzards like it was nothing.  This is a great winter vehicle.

    Cons: The only thing I don't care for is the poor gas mileage ... I only average about 15 MPG

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    2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 Review
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    Fancy Family Car — Overall this car is elegant and sporty at the same time. It has a luxurious feel with the leatherette seats, the wood trim, all electric seats, heated seats etc. I will buy one again, just upgrading to a newer model.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Luxurious interior: 2-tone leatherette, wood trim, 6-CD MP3 player, sizeable family vehicle, safe, exterior code, with lots of cargo space.

    Cons: Gas mileage is 16 mg

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    2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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    Nice Vehicle — drove to Boston is was nice in the handling and acceleration. A couple of noises. the gas mileage was around 21 mpg. The vehicle is comfortable driving and there are some blind spots as most cars. You feel safe driving this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AC is great. Rides great.

    Cons: Door handle should be higher.

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    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 Review
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    Not Much Satisfied, In Compare To The Older Models. — It was an upgrade from 1997 Explorer 4x4WD, as for the transmission, engine & mechanical overview, i would certainly give it priority, but as for the interior body & exterior body quality, it's very disappointing. Dash has hollow plastic parts, front & back bumper is hollow plastic, feels really cheap in compare to the older models. While driving, i can hear engine sound & air sound, which was the least i was expecting.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great looks

    Cons: Cheap material used, light body, light plastic, etc.

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    2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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    This Is My 4th Explorer And My Next Car Will Be The 5th. — Bought my first explorer in 1993 and every car save one since has also been an Explorer. Two of the Explorers were purchased new and my last two were used. We travel back and forth from Boston to New Hampshire and have never been concerned about the weather as our Explorers have always gotten us to our destination as planned.

    Pros: Highly dependable and good in all weather conditions.

    Cons: Gas mileage not great but we routinely get 20mpg on the highway where we have rolled up the miles.

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    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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    Well Balanced Suv — The overall competence of the Explorer is what we appreciate most about it. Taking grandsons on all day excursions, a day trip to Tahoe or pulling our trailer camping it just gets the job done with little fuss. It is very comfortable. I am over 6'1" and 215 and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Having the radiator issue was frustrating on a modern vehicle at such low mileage. I was very surprised at the compact turning radius. It does it give it capabilities on Forest service roads that I like. If it had skid plates it would be perfect.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very comfortable SUV. Has enough power with the V6 to tow our camping trailer. We have the third seat option and while they are only good for children we have 7 grandsons that we help haul around to school, soccer etc and it woks fine. Visibility is generally good though the rear headrests create blind spots that you have to watch out for. AWD and 4WD is good for everything but real trail work. With no skid plates I won't take it where I used to take my 4 Runner without a second thought.In heavy snow, mountains and wet it is a stable and safe SUV.

    Cons: Little repairs that shouldn't happen. Replaced Radiator at 45 k. Some under hood insulation and seals have come loose and had to be refitted.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Number 1 Suv By jrl559

    The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

    Top Of The Line By scottbr

    After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

    2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

    Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

    Super Suv! By Kpecot

    Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

    2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

    The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

    What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

    Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

    Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

    2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Sporty By Melissa

    The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

    Good Vehicle. By Ken

    Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

    2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

    What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

    Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

    Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

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